Never look at an ugly thing twice. It is fatally easy to get accustomed to corrupting influences.
C.F.A. Voysey

The C.F.A. Voysey Society has been founded to celebrate the achievement of the architect and designer Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (1857-1941), one of the leading figures in both the Arts and Crafts movement and its immediate successors. It is the Society's objective to encourage research into all aspects of Voysey's life and work and to help to maintain his legacy.


  • November 4th 2016 : London social event and the Society's 5th Annual Lecture. Jenny Lister (Curator of Fashion and Textiles at the Victoria & Albert Museum) will speak on the subject, At once simple and noble: Voysey’s designs for Alexander Morton & Co. Non-members are welcome. More information.
  • We are delighted to report that the Landmark Trust is now actively pursuing the possibility of taking over Voysey's Winsford Cottage Hospital in Devon, with a view to converting it to a combination of holiday accommodation and community uses. More information.

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CFA Voysey

Photograph of C.F.A. Voysey on 5th July 1932, by Lafayette Ltd, © National Portrait Gallery, London, NPG x48251, and reproduced under this licence.

The header quotation comes from "Some fundamental ideas in relation to art" by C.F.A. Voysey, Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (vol.31, 1924), p.303

Page last amended 15th September 2016